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2018 IAMU Plastic Pipe Fusion & OQ Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mark your calendars for the IAMU Plastic Pipe Fusion & Operator Qualification Workshops.  Two sessions will be available again this year.  Both workshops will take place at the IAMU Training & Office Complex.

Workshop 1 – May 8-9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8:  8:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9:  8:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration link - http://members.iamu.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1090805&group=

Workshop 2 – May 9-10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10:  8:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration link - http://members.iamu.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1090812&group=

This workshop is designed for gas distribution system fusion technicians and distribution operators who work for municipal utilities or contractors.  Participants will familiarize themselves in the properties of:

  • Polyethylene (PE) piping materials
  • Polyethylene fusion procedures
  • Individual and system safety practices
  • Mechanical fitting joining procedures
  • Backhoe and trencher

Training Topics & Operator Qualification Tasks:

  • O&M and Emergency Plan Review & Updates
  • Sizing of EFV’s, Meters, Regulators, & Piping
  • Customer Installation Materials, CSST, 2 PSI vs. 4 oz., etc.
  • Proper Firefighting Techniques
  • Installing Tracer Wire
  • Installing Meter Sets
  • Operating Mole Equipment

Hands-on qualifications will be available for polyethylene fusion procedures, mechanical fitting joint methods, and squeeze-off procedures.

Additional information including brochure, schedule, and registration may be accessed at the links above.

We look forward to seeing you this year.

Tags:  Gas  OQ  Plastic Pipe 

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Water Distribution & Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops - May 23-24

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mark your calendars for the IAMU Water Distribution & Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops.  The workshops will take place May 23 - 24 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.

Water Distribution Training topics will include:

  • Fire hydrant maintenance
  • Water main tapping / HydraStop
  • Water main installation / repair & fittings

Water Leak Detection / Line Locating topics will include:

  • Water leak detection
  • Line locating
  • Trenching & shoring
  •  Fittings

0.6 CEUs each day for Water Distribution.

Cost:

Early Registration (on or before May 18)

  • IAMU Members - $65/day or $115 both days
  • Non-Members - $105/day or $190 both days

Late/At-the-Door Registration

  • IAMU Members - $75/day or $135 both days
  • Non-Members - $115/day or $210 both days

Registration is open.  For more information about the workshops, brochure, and online registration, click HERE.

Tags:  CEUs  Leak Detection  Line Locating  Water  Water Distribution 

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Arc Flash & 2018 NFPA 70E Updates

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mark your calendars for the Arc Flash & 2018 NFPA 70E Updates class.  This one-day course will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at the IAMU Training & Office Complex.

This course will be taught by Dave Sullivan of Sullivan Training & Consulting, LLC.  Dave has taught electrical training courses for over 25 years covering topics such as National Electrical Code updates, grounding and bonding, power factor correction, arc flash, and the NFPA 70E.  He is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and conducts trainings throughout the Midwest.

This course will cover Arc Flash and explain the rules and changes in the new 2018 NFPA 70E Codebook.  Course highlights will include:

  • Short circuit hazards
  • Codes and standards
  • Steps to upgrade for arc flash
  • Future recommendations
  • Proper FR PPE
  • NFPA 70E 2018 Edition

Who Should Attend:

Managers, safety professionals, water/wastewater supervisors, electric utility engineers & supervisors, designers, technicians, and all field personnel who are responsible for or who make decisions concerning electrical safety and operations. The course is conducted at a practical level and is appropriate for degreed professionals, including engineers and engineering technicians, as well as skilled craft personnel, field supervisors and non-degreed high school graduates with a general knowledge of the electric system.

Need Flexible Credit Hours / PDH?  A certificate good for four (4) contact hours will be awarded.

Where and When:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
IAMU Training Office
1735 NE 70th Avenue
Ankeny, IA  50021

Minimum 20 participants; Maximum 60 participants.

For additional information and registration, please click HERE.

Tags:  Arc Flash  Electric  NFPA 70E 

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A Big Thank-You From Wall Lake for the Mutual Aid Support

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wall Lake experienced a gas leak and disconnection on April 5. The community had 295 customers without gas service. Nine communities, as well as the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, sent help through the Mutual Aid Program to re-light furnaces and the like. Some 14 certified gas operators along with firemen spent six to eight hours performing no-flow tests and re-lighting appliances.

Wall Lake would like to thank all those who responded to the Mutual Aid call for doing an awesome job:

Wall Lake experienced a gas leak and disconnection on April 5. The community had 295 customers without gas service. Nine communities, as well as the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, sent help through the Mutual Aid Program to re-light furnaces and the like. Some 14 certified gas operators along with firemen spent six to eight hours performing no-flow tests and re-lighting appliances.

Wall Lake would like to thank all those who responded to the Mutual Aid call for doing an awesome job:

  • Coon Rapids – 2 employees
  •  Harlan – 2 employees
  •  Manilla – 1 employee
  •  Manning – 2 employees
  •  Waukee – 1 employee
  •  Woodbine – 1 employee
  •  Alton – 1 employee
  •  Sac City – 1 employee
  •  Sioux Center – 1 employee
  •  IAMU – 1 employee

Tags:  Gas  Mutual Aid  Wall Lake 

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2018 Overhead Electric Workshop - Vendor Opportunities

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A friendly reminder that the 2018 IAMU Overhead Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop is quickly approaching.  This year’s workshop will take place May 16-18, 2018 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.

Once again, we will be having an official T-shirt for this workshop.  This keepsake for workshop attendees is a great marketing tool!  Display your company name proudly as an official workshop sponsor during and after this year’s Overhead Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop.

Your sponsorship also provides for the workshop reception.  Taking place after training on Thursday, May 17, this event allows participants to network in a social setting.  Sponsors are welcome to attend the reception to network with workshop attendees.  Sponsors may also have a display booth during the reception.

Location:

This year’s reception location will be at the Holiday Inn Des Moines - Northwest, located at 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale, IA 50322.  Please mention the IAMU workshop when booking your room for the IAMU workshop rate.  A block of rooms has been reserved for a short period of time.

T-Shirt & Reception Sponsorship is $130 for IAMU Associate Members and $155 for Non-MembersThis includes one complimentary T-shirt.  (Additional shirts are available at $15 each.)

The registration deadline for the T-Shirt sponsorship is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  After this date, you may still register to be a reception sponsor.

For additional information including online registration, please click HERE.  If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact IAMU Electric Services Coordinator, Dan Llewellyn (dllewellyn@iamu.org).

Tags:  Electric  Overhead 

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